September 5, 2012

Blue Marble Releases Desktop 2.5 with Helmert Time Dependent Shifts and 3 & 7 Parameter Datum Transformation Tool

Gardiner, Maine — September 5, 2012 Blue Marble Geographics ( is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the Blue Marble Desktop v2.5. This release introduces new powerful geodetic tools, new time dependent transformations and file formats. Blue Marble’s geospatial data manipulation and conversion solutions are used worldwide by thousands of GIS analysts at software, oil and gas , mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as governmental and university organizations.

Many of the new enhancements found in Blue Marble Desktop v2.5 are focused around the Geographic Calculator (v7.8). New support for the use of Helmert Time Dependent Shifts, 3 & 7 Parameter Creation, Geospatial PDF, LAS 1.4, Big GeoTiff and Esri GTF along with support for the OGP’s ESPG 8.0 database has been introduced. Additionally the Geographic Calculator interfaces with the new online version of the OGP registry and supports updates for Indicio 2.2.1, the only way to connect directly into the online EPSG database.

Desktop v 2.5 also introduces direct coordinate transformations which are now included along with pre-defined datum shifts in the Blue Marble geodetic data source. This includes concatenated operations, as well as direct conversions using an affine transformation. Support for converting multiple columns of coordinate data at one time in the Point Database Conversion, job along with many other usability improvements, are also introduced in this version.

“We’re pleased to expand the geodetic tools of the Geographic Calculator with this release,” stated Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham. “These tools along with ever expanding format support enhance the survey to GIS data management capabilities of the Blue Marble Desktop even further.”

Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, ME is a leading developer and provider of software products and services for highly accurate geospatial data conversion solutions. Blue Marble is known for their coordinate conversion and file format expertise and is the developer of The Geographic Calculator, GeoCalc SDK, Global Mapper and Global Mapper SDK. The company has been writing GIS software tools and solutions for over 18 years and currently serves hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.

Contact Information:
Kris Berglund
Blue Marble Geographics

Gardiner, ME, USA

+1(207) 582-6747

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